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Manager trying to access inappropriate sites - teen forums / porn

By kcross ·
Hi guys,

Bit of a tricky situation here. One of our (ageing) managers is trying to access teen sites such as rate my body etc, he appears to have an acount set up on several teen forums (we reports from the websweeper when access is denied). The IT policy clearly states that internet access and email may be monitored so I am happy that the company is within their rights to discipline him. I have spoken to the HR Director who has asked me to monitor it for a while longer. BUT before we confront him is there anything else that we should consider?

Thanks

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Close the Proxy

by BFilmFan In reply to Thanks for the replies...

Set a proxy rule to just block those sites.

Then it won't be an issue.

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USE the IT Policy.....

by alden In reply to Thanks for the replies...

I think if you will be double care, use the it policy and make a statment for you boss,about the best for all the company, specially if any co-worked ask, you have use the it policy and you statment for you boos.
Definitive ask for it fire, and you will be just make you work.
good look.

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You people amaze me

by zypadeedoo In reply to Thanks for the replies...

In a country that encourages and legalizes same sex marriages and other perverted behaviour, do you mean that looking at images on the web is really a problem? Get real. Deal with issues like spending billions on trying to rid the planet of races and ethnic groups who do not fit your white elitist ideal.

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Woah woah,

by noyoki In reply to You people amaze me

Wait just one second. How in **** did we get from "I'm unsure what to do with this problem" to degrading a country that "legalizes same sex marriages and other perverted behaviour"?

Second. We may not agree, but you're entitled to your opinion on the same sex marraige bit of course. I'm not disputing that. But it was hardly necessary in this thread. What's funny is you call everyone else "white elitists" and (more or less) accuse them of plotting genocide, yet this homophobic knee-jerk reaction isn't elitist or prejudiced at all? Not even a bit?

Grow up. Stick to the topic or move to the politics room with Maxwell. I rarely (if ever) agree with him, but I'd like to see you hold a candle to him. Would be worth a good laugh I'd think.

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What really amazes me is...

by reinhardt In reply to You people amaze me

A very sticky problem to say the least and I have nothing to help you with it. If one could ever get to the real answers instead of all the personal opinions you might stand a chance.

This forum is supposed to be a place for expressing IT related ideas, for finding help with problems. More and more what I see when I come here is the same mindless and quite often bigoted prattle that you can find in any chat room, spouted by what appear to be some pretty uneducated "IT people".
And to make matters worse, I'm betting most of these people are being paid by some company for doing a job they aren't doing. Time for me to stop wasting the 10 minutes a week I spend on this crap.

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Let me make sure I undersatnd you

by tfitzpatrick In reply to You people amaze me

You are saying that if a person is gay then they are a pervert, but an adult using company time and resources to look at images of potentially naked underage children, is alright in your books? Never mind suggesting people deal with other issues, you obviously have some of your own issues to deal with, like homophobia for one. Looking at images on the web is not an issue, unless it is an adult looking at children. Now that is perverted.

The issue here is that this man is potentially a danger to young children, and while he must be assumed innocent until proven guilty, the company has a societal obligation to report this man and let the authorities handle it.

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Relax All, this is just flame bait...

by Mr L In reply to You people amaze me

Look at zyp's account create date and relax...just a post from a sad and pathetic individual who has no recourse but to be inflammatory to get attention. Nothing to see here...move along :)

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Make Sure,

by windmill In reply to Thanks for the replies...

Hi kcross,
I've been in a situation like you are in.
Here's a tip: Make sure!!!
Make sure you have plenty of log files.
Make a list of the sites visited, time spent online, everything that the person in question has done, make sure you have it on paper.
Make sure your guns are loaded properly so they won't backfire. When the time comes, make sure you have a good plan of attack.
Good Luck!

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I have dealt with this before!

by baldeagle30 In reply to Thanks for the replies...

Hi I had to deal with this type of situation before. What I did as a manager was to gather all the information I could on the person I turned on bots to let me know when the person was going to the sites in question. I then took all the information I had to there manager and let them deal with it. Yes I am a protector of the network and it is my responability to not let these things happen, but it is not my job to be the police let upper management handle it.
In my case upper management did nothing to the person as they were all friends. I in turn wrote a long letter explaining my feelings on the matter and I kept all the information I had gathered and when I left the company shortly after the problem happen I sent a nice letter to the police with a CD containing all the evidence and the person was arrested and the company got a nice fine.
That is my story. I agree with some of the other folks I hate people who go to porn sites and yes I do think they should all be shot. But the one thing we all need to realize is if we did something about the sites in the first place then we would not have to police them....

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Dealt poorly with this before

by jacksdaddy1 In reply to I have dealt with this be ...

Well now aren't we the smug self rightous prig. You wrote "I hate people who go to porn sites and yes I do think they should all be shot." My my you and a few mullahs and ayatollahs are in quite good company. You say you left the company shortly afterwards--how about shoved out for an abrasive temperment, extreme reactionary views, with a dangerous propensity to violence. You are one sick puppy. You also wrote " not my job to be the police," and you did just that. You may think that you fixed them, but they will get the last laugh. Try and get a good reference from them. No doubt they will see you blackballed in the profession. You reap what you sew pal. Anger, hate, revenge, and all of your nasty, negative, narrow mindedness will come back to haunt you.

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